Sunday, April 19, 1998 Published at 22:26 GMT 23:26 UK
Full Monty pulls it off at Baftas
The Full Monty won the Bafta award for Best Film
The Full Monty triumphed and the US blockbuster Titanic sank without trace at the 50th British Academy (Bafta) film awards.
Its star, Robert Carlyle, was named best leading actor in the film, which had been nominated for 11 of the awards.
The Best Actress title went to Dame Judy Dench for playing the role of Queen Victoria in the film Mrs Brown.
Sigourney Weaver won the title of Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Ice Storm.
"I can't tell you how much this recognition means to me," she said.
One category where The Full Monty was beaten was Best British Film, which was won by Gary Oldman's gritty Nil by Mouth, set in his native south-east London.
Producer Luc Besson said: "I certainly didn't expect this tonight."
Oldman, better known as an actor in films such as True Romance and Lost in Space, said: "This film is in spirit if not direcly autobiographical.
Sean Connery was given this year's Fellowship Award, in recognition of his lifetime achievements in film.
This year, for the first time since 1969, Bafta is holding individual ceremonies for film and television.